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10 of the Greatest First Lines in Literature (and what you can learn about writing from them)

Never judge a book by its cover, but what about its first line?Writing is not about only plot, it is about the actual <i>art</i> of writing …

Literature

Tell Me About Your Book…

A Simple Guide to Showing vs Telling<p>Show don’t tell. Yeah, yeah — we all know how to say it, but it isn’t so simple to use it, and many new writers …

Monkeys

Pomera Pocket Typewriter With E Ink Display Hits Kickstarter

A Japanese design team have created a new pocket typewriter design specifically for text creation that comes complete with 6-inch electronic paper …

Gear & Gadgets

Fiction Archetypes that Sell Like Wildfire

Contrary to common belief, authors don’t have the loneliest job. In fact, we continue to walk on the paths previously paved for us. In fiction …

Mistakes Indie Authors Constantly Make

A couple of weeks back, I was on Skype with a potential client and as the conversation moved forward, I asked her about her website. And this is how …

Types of antagonists: Creating riveting opponents

There are many types of antagonists. Sometimes in a story a primary antagonist starts out as a close ally. Characters who oppose your main …

A Framework That Will Help You Tell Amazing Stories

There is a class of entertainment that is underrated, in spite of its external success: stories about telling stories. Hit shows like <i>How I Met Your</i> …

Do Flashbacks Work in Literature?

Every few days, working on my new novel, my thoughts flash back to something Colm Tóibín said at the Hay-on-Wye literary festival nine months ago: …

Dear Aspiring Writer, We NEED You

Will you help us, please?<p>Writing is tough. Writing something remarkable is even more difficult.<p>The gap between the idea of writing and the practice …

Six Qualities You Need To Be A Successful Author

Every writer wants to know what it takes to <b>be successful</b>. Guest author Christian Fink-Jensen shares his knowledge.<p>by Christian Fink-Jensen<p>I’m sure …

Can your content compete with sleep? Five ways you can win that battle

Be authentic in your storytelling. This has never been more important. Know your brand voice and be true to it in your execution. You will go so much …

Sage Michael on LinkedIn: “Hello everyone, On a larger…

Hello everyone, On a larger platform (85,000 customers or so) we are about to release a course for people who want to find their life’s purpose and …

Dialogue words: Other words for ‘said’

Writing effective, compelling dialogue has multiple elements. It’s not only <i>what</i> characters say but <i>how</i> they say it that matters. Or how you show who’s …

The last surviving sea silk seamstress

Byssus, or sea silk, is one of the most coveted materials in the world – but after more than 1,000 years in the same matrilineal family tree, this ancient thread may soon unravel.<p>Each spring, under the cover of darkness and guarded by members of the Italian Coast Guard, 62-year-old Chiara Vigo …

British Museum

This repair wrap is 100 times stronger than duct tape

It’s hard being The Incredible Hulk. People always ask why you’re green, the army keeps hunting you down, and it’s impossible to find purple shorts …

India’s “Blindfolded Wonder Boy” Can Allegedly See with His Mind After Years of Brain Training

Scientific evidence shows that when a person loses their sense of sight, the other four senses are enhanced, allowing them to be more aware of their …

Quick, You Can Fly to the Caribbean for $79

Although it may be the thick of vacation season, it's never too early to start planning your next getaway, and thanks to Norwegian's latest sale you …

SOG Baton Multitool

A minimalist design that departs from the traditional Rambo aesthetic.<p>Most multitools look like what they are—a bunch of tools cobbled together. Not …

Multi-tools

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How I cut my $80-a-week grocery budget in half without eating less

<b>• Kenny Gould followed one of the USDA's food plans for a month. It cut his normal grocery budget almost in half — from $80 to $42.</b><p><b>• He shopped at a different store each week: his local chain, Trader Joe's, Whole Foods, and a food co-op.</b><p><b>• He was able to buy plenty of healthy food and still save</b> …

Trader Joe's

Professional romance novelists can write 3,000 words a day. Here’s how they do it

Writing is not a sexy business. It’s not a rare butterfly that floats down and gently kisses you on the nose with a brilliant idea that conjures a hurricane of cash. It’s frustrating, and it’s lonely, and for most people, it doesn’t pay.<p>But one genre consistently makes it work. Romance writers who …

This $16 gadget adds microSD support to any iPhone in seconds

Honestly, we have no idea how so many iPhone users out there live with all of the pop-up messages and errors they get when their storage is near …

MicroSD

CRISPR’s Unknown Cousin—The Promising Genetic Boost

Courtesy of ShutterstockThe bio-sensation technology CRISPR-Cas certainly has panache, as evidenced by the latest news of engineering a human embryo …

14 Hacks That Will Save You a Ton of Money

In today’s economy living (and all the expenses associated with it) can become incredibly expensive. This is why we must do our best to save and …

Create your own air conditioning unit with this summer staple

Scientists Have Created a Synthetic Spider Silk That is Stronger Than Steel

A Simple Method<p>Scientists at the University of Cambridge have created a new material that mimics the properties of spider silk, which is stronger …

Why every gentleman should speak more than one language

Native English speakers have it pretty easy a lot of the time, there’s no denying that. English is one of the most widely spoken languages in the …

Language Learning

Nope Sound Blocker And Webcam Cover (video)

The latest Nope computer privacy aids have been launched via Kickstarter this week in the form of a sound blocker and enhanced sliding web cam cover …

Smart contact lenses could record everything you see

Imagine being able to play back a crystal clear video of the greatest moments of your life: your first kiss, that huge win at the casino, or the time …